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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1871 Henry Willis, 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison, 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK]
1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK

Pipes at the Proms (II)

…in solo, concerted music, and with huge choir and orchestra, England’s largest concert pipe organ always holds its own at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

We apologize, but this week’s audio is no longer available per our agreement with the BBC which presented the concert in London.

Audio 0934 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 0934 Hour 1 59:00
Audio 0934 Hour 2 59:00

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (arranged by Ivor Atkins): Organ Sonata Number 2, Opus 87a (arranged by from Severn Suite) –David Titterington, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 25, 2009

G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F, Opus 4, number 4, original version, with choir –Alastair Ross, organ; The Sixteen with orchestra, Harry Christophers, conductor; BBC Proms Concert September 12, 2009

DEREK BOURGEOIS: Serenade, Opus 22. JOSEPH BONNET: Elfes, Opus 7, number 11. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Fantasy on English Themes: Home, sweet home; Rule, Britannia Opus 43 –Christopher Herrick, organ; Hyperion CDA66255

Filler –SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March Number 1 –Dame Gillian Weir; Priory PRCD859

Hour 2

HECTOR BERLIOZ: Te DeumPiotr Beczala, tenor; The Bach Choir; Crouch End Festival Chorus; St. Paul’s Cathedral Choristers; Trinity Boys Choir; BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Simon Preston, organ; BBC Proms September 12, 2009

Filler –ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (see above)

 

Proms concert performances were recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation and made available through the European Broadcasting Union. The on-line audio will only be available for one week.

Performances by Christopher Herrick were excerpted from Hyperion CDA66258 and feature the 1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ in pre-restoration condition. Other theme music played by Dame Gillian Weir features the instrument following its recent rehabilitation by Mander Organs.